Building Consents and Information
If you are undertaking any building, project or activity that may require consent or licence from Council please check with us prior to beginning. The cost of obtaining a consent or licence before work begins is often far less expensive if you have to correct any work to comply with legislation.
Building consents, issued under provisions of the Building Act, are needed for most building work.
The Building Consent Process
For help with the building consent process see our Guide to Building Consents
(Building Consent Process Booklet - PDF, 2MB). This resource will give you the key information, tools and contacts needed for residential building projects. For more information view our Building Consent Brochures.
Building consent applications can now be submitted online
Before you begin
These few simple preparation checks will ensure you can quickly and easily submit your application:
Registering as a New User
Simply go to the Online Services page
, click on New Users / Register and complete the details. You will receive a confirmation email so just click on the link provided, log in and you are good to go!
Submit the application
Manage required documents
Manage the application
If your Application is Refused
If your application is found to be incomplete at the time of vetting you will receive an email informing you of this and the reasons your application was refused. If this is the case you will need to submit a new application and you have two options for this:
Share the application with others
Applying with Paper
For now you can still lodge your application using a hardcopy application form. You can download the right lodgement checklist and application form for your project under Building Consents - Application Forms.
APPLYING FOR A CODE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE FOR BUILDING CONSENTS ISSUED 5 OR MORE YEARS AGO
Please see our Guide on applying for a Code Compliance Certificate for building consents that were issued 5 or more years ago under Building Consent Brochures